Bok Kai Temple

Yuba River Levee at D St., Marysville, California

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Description 

"Dedicated March 21, 1880, this building replaced the first temple built nearby in the early 1850s. It has been a Chinese community project since 1866, serving as a meeting hall, court, school, and place of worship. In this 'Palace of Many Saints,' Bok Eye, the water god, is the central deity and has been celebrated in Marysville on Bomb Day since Chinese settled here." - California Historic Landmark No.889

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 21, 1975
Reference number
75000498
Areas of significance
Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1880

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical info
  • October 31, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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